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The Treasures of Tutankhamun's Tomb

Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh whose tomb was discovered in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter. It contained vast treasure, including the golden death mask that has become a symbol of ancient Egypt. But some believe that its discovery was accompanied by a deadly curse.

Victims included 12 members of Carter's crew and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, who financed the excavation and died of blood poisoning less than a year later. Carter, however, lived another 16 years, reinforcing opposition to the myth.

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